MothersBabies Newsletter:
Improving your gut health can change your baby's life


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Why is hardly anybody talking about the importance of supporting a healthy microbiome when we’re planning to start a family?

Science tells us that our gut health, and the balance of microbes in our microbiome, can dramatically impact our chances of falling pregnant, having a healthy pregnancy and birth, and supporting the healthy development of our baby’s gut microbiome (and therefore, future overall health!).

This knowledge allows for an element of empowerment in a situation where men and women can sometimes feel overwhelmed and like they have no control over their future.

Our microbiome is malleable; we can change our diets and lifestyles, and this can have an almost immediate impact on the composition and functioning of our microbiome, with ongoing, positive knock-on effects.

For World Microbiome Day, MothersBabies is celebrating the amazingness of the microbiome, what it can do for us, and what we can do to help support our healthiest microbiome possible.

In this newsletter you can:

  • Read an article written by nutritionist Clare Carrick outlining nine important, microbiome-supporting, points to consider before you’ve even started trying to have a baby.
  • Watch Obstetrician and Gynaecologist Dani Susic discuss her journey into microbiome research, and her experience working with parents-to-be to optimise the microbiome of their babies.
  • Also, click the link above to check out a range of articles written by Dr Fathalla Ali, summarising the scientific evidence for the relationship between the microbiome and fertility, pregnancy and beyond.


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The information in this newsletter is provided for general educational purposes only.

Statements or opinions expressed in the newsletter should not be taken as fact, but as opinion on the current state of evidence based science. The content is not (and should not be taken to be) medical advice or an endorsement or recommendation of any specific product or treatment.

If you require medical attention please seek professional advice from an appropriately experienced health practitioner. 

Keywords: Diet/Nutrition, Disease, Lifestyle, Probiotics

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